Having decided that the plastic liner I acquired for the pond is no good for this purpose, all is not lost. When I made the raised bed at the back of the garden, I was concerned about the soil rotting the bottom of the fence. But today I put some strips of the liner between the soil and the panels, so hopefully I won’t be having to think of replacing the fence in the near future.
However, the white I painted the fence last autumn is slowly turning to brown in places, so it looks like this task is far from over. I wonder how many pots of paint will be needed to get the job done?
Another disappointment is the chilli plants succumbing to the cold, perhaps. Last autumn I reported that they were finally bearing fruit but it looks like I will have to ripen them indoors.
On the other hand, the bluebells are romping away. They may not be edible but they are one of the remnants from a predecessor which I am having difficulty eradicating. Oh well, they have a certain forest appeal!